Wednesday, August 13, 2008
UK’s largest bicycle generator - Why do we bother?
Apart from the fact that it’s a lot of fun, the pedal powered system stimulates thought and discussion about energy consumption, its links to global warming and the need for development of lifestyle alternatives. It nurtures learning and critical thinking in a new and non forceful way. It has great educational value as our system demonstrates the generation of power locally and independently of fossil fuels. And of course, Magnificent Revolution promotes cycling as a healthy transport option with low environmental impact
Our system can use up to 12 bikes, and therefore 24 legs, to power up to 1200W of DC or AC mains power. This gives us the unique ability to power a projector, laptop, sound system and lighting for film, music and art events.